Are you in need of a little honeymoon inspiration? Perhaps you’re eagerly seeking out something a little different from the norm, despite the fact your big day is fast approaching. If your wanderlust burns strong for that elusive yet perfect marital adventure, get ready to be inspired – you needn’t wait long! Here’s my selection of the best alternative and eco-friendly worldwide options. Designed to make your honeymoon one to remember, these recommendations are all suitable for the most discerning and seasoned travellers – perfect for all brides and grooms to-be! Time to get booking…
If being on water floats yours and your significant other’s love boat and you’d like to try a honeymoon on water with a unique twist, MacroCruise offer a number of yacht cruises around various regions and coasts including Croatia, suitable for all tastes. Their MacroCruise fleet is stocked up with organically-grown produce and environmentally-friendly cosmetics. You’ll enjoy delicious seasoned food prepared by culinary experts who lovingly prepare well-balanced meals made of organically-grown whole grains, legumes, vegetables, cold-pressed unrefined oils, spices, integral pasta, dried fruit and nuts. Finest organic wines and juices are also available on request. If you and your significant other eat a plant-based diet and would like to enjoy some wonderful culinary veggie treats on your honeymoon, try the VeggieCruise.
Greece – Levendis Estate
Perfectly situated on the Greek island of Ithaca and ideal if you are seeking a picture perfect romantic honeymoon, this estate offers a combination of scenic beauty, wellness, slow travel and slow food. Organic foods, fresh produce from the gardens, preserves and pantry items, and a health care produce range await you here; you’ll experience the very best in Greek luxury living. If you are a keen chef or cook, you can learn tips from their onsite chef who will share recipes during cooking classes; their creative talents culminate in a tantalizing menu. If you feel like a little exercise, yoga and pilates are also offer in addition to a fitness trail. Oh, and if that’s not enough, the views from the pool look pretty amazing too.
Italy – Castello de Lispida
If you lust for the Italian way of life, being out in the great outdoors, good wines and foods coupled with a good measure of historical interest and have an appreciation for traditional furnishings, Castello de Lispida in Italy could be the perfect honeymoon destination for you. A luxury manor set in the heart of the Euganean Hills Natural Park, guests have access to vineyards, can pick their own fruit and vegetables and enjoy views of the magnificent surroundings of the farm of Lispida which covers more than 90 hectares, has a thermal lake with hot springs which produces mud useful for its therapeutic and relaxing properties. If you are looking for pure indulgence, there are several thermal centres where you can book every kind of massage and treatment; the world famous mud therapy sounds fabulous. In the surroundings you can also find a lot of hot thermal water swimming pools. Perfect for romance and relaxation, in true laid-back Italian style.
Thailand – Thanyamundra
If you are looking for luxury in a breathtaking paradise location, try a tantalising taste of Thai life at Thanyamundra. Perched upon the fringes of Thailand’s most ancient rainforest, this nine-suite residence offers a private and tranquil sanctuary for your honeymoon. Located the rolling terraces of an organic farm where pure produce is lovingly coaxed from rich soil, you’ll find yourself amidst the mist-shrouded mountains and imposing karsts of Khao Sok National Park, Suratthani Province. Thanyamundra offers warm and professional service, gourmet organic cuisine, a chance for exploration, and rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul. Try their Superior Suites. What more could you want?
Belize, Placencia, Coast – The Green Parrot Beach Houses
If cosy Caribbean on-the-beach tranquility appeals to you, consider Green Parrot Beach houses, located on a white sandy beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Belize is home to beautiful tropical landscapes, and a reef that you must see to truly appreciate. The second longest barrier reef in the world makes for world-class snorkelling, fishing and scuba diving adventures. The resort is also just 30 minutes from the Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary where 10,000 acres of rain forest offers enticing romantic walking trails, a skinny dip under a waterfall and is also home to the only Jaguar preserve in the world.